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The inscrutability of colour similarity

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This paper presents a new response to the colour similarity argument, an argument that many people take to pose the greatest threat to colour physicalism. The colour similarity argument assumes that if colour physicalism is true, then colour similarities should be scrutable under standard physical descriptions of surface reflectance properties such as their spectral reflectance curves. Given this assumption, our evident failure to find such similarities at the reducing level seemingly proves ...

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Peer reviewed

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10.1007/s11098-013-0272-x

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Institution:
University of Oxford
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HUMS
Department:
Philosophy Faculty
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Publisher:
Springer Verlag
Journal:
Philosophical Studies More from this journal
Volume:
171
Issue:
2
Pages:
289-311
Publication date:
2014-01-08
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1573-0883
ISSN:
0031-8116
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uuid:1d46eea5-be6c-475a-9910-c04fc6f912f4
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611318
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2016-03-22

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